OK. Try to be brief. I have been breast feeding for four years straight, tandem, triandem, during pregnancy, with & without milk. I am currently BFing DD, 3 & DS2, 8 months & I am four months pregnant, & it is all I can do to keep BFing DS2 & DD is still in need of BFing but I feel I cannot do it anymore for her sake & mine. I am getting resentful & it is very painful & makes me feel sick when she nurses. She was BFing 2-6 times a day & now I have limited 1-2 but still feel I cannot handle it anymore. I feel extremely guilty about it & am in tears as I write this. I know DD really loves BFing, she was attached pretty much all the time for first year of her life. When I do not BFed her she chews on things or her fingers. This worries me & I was wondering if I could give her a bottle, of other drink of course, & hold her as if nursing her? Or would this be a bad habit to start with her since she is 3? She has never had a bottle before. But my heart is telling me this might be best option for preserving our BFing attachment until she is ready to totally wean without actually BFing her. She gets depressed when I do not nurse her & I feel horrible & she will not except anything else, like cuddling, etc. Any thoughts on this matter would be much appreciated. Also any encouragement would be great as well.
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Wean 3 year old to bottle?